Search Results: "Jane Lindskold"


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THROUGH WOLF’S EYES by Jane Lindskold
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Slow but sweet medieval high fantasy that, so far, finds the affairs of humans much less civilized than the frolics of forest creatures."
Glacially paced first volume in a character-driven fantasy series about a young girl raised by wolves whose unexpected return to the castle of her youth complicates an old king's choice for an heir. Read full book review >

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FIVE ODD HOURS by Jane Lindskold
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A fine continuation of a complex, one-of-a-kind urban-fantasy series."
Lindskold (Nine Gates, 2009, etc.) delivers the third installment in her Breaking the Wall series, continuing her urban-fantasy tale of magic and Chinese legends. Read full book review >

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ARTEMIS AWAKENING by Jane Lindskold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Worth sticking around to see what happens next."
Lindskold (Five Odd Honors, 2010, etc.) opens a new series with a lost civilization, psychic powers and a truly despicable villain. Read full book review >

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NINE GATES by Jane Lindskold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Reasonably compelling, though the plot isn't particularly novel."
Magic-users affiliated with the animals of the Chinese zodiac face threats from two universes in this sequel to Thirteen Orphans (2008). Read full book review >

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THE BURIED PYRAMID by Jane Lindskold
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2004

"Slow-paced and dialogue-heavy, as is typical for Lindskold, with a wildly unbelievable climax that undercuts strongly realistic beginnings."
A young pistol-packing American girl accompanies her uncle, a wealthy British archaeologist, on a Victorian-era quest up the Nile. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON OF DESPAIR by Jane Lindskold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Firekeeper steals every scene, but Lindskold's penchant for distracting subplots, tedious dialogue, and multiple points of view stalls a story that starts too slowly and never gains momentum."
Overlong third volume, not conclusion so much as continuation of the fantasy adventures of Firekeeper, a teenaged girl of royal descent raised by wolves, who finds much to fight and fear. Read full book review >

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WOLF’S HEAD, WOLF’S HEART by Jane Lindskold
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Firekeeper remains Lindskold's only compelling character in a story buried in monotonous subplots and overly familiar high-fantasy intrigues."
Second installment in Lindskold's epic fantasy about a young woman of royal descent raised by wolves starts even more slowly than Through Wolf's Eyes , 2001) as Firekeeper becomes the salvation of, and hero to, a bewildering array of human and animal characters. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

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DONNERJACK by Roger Zelazny
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Zelaznyish ingenuity, mischief, and pizzazz."
Begun by Zelazny before his death in 1995, and completed by collaborator Lindskold: a novel combining virtual reality with Zelazny's abiding interest in gods and mythology within a science fiction setting (e.g., Lord of Light, 1967). Read full book review >

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WISTERIA JANE by Amber Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A valuable lesson about tact for any age. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl who takes telling the truth too far learns to temper her tongue and make up with a friend. Read full book review >